MacBook keyboard problem (equal key)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by der47, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. der47 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    I've had my MB for almost a year and I started having a problem with the "equal" key. I press the key and I get nothing and the Mac makes the sound it makes when you press a wrong key (a little blonk type sound). When I press the shift/equal key I DO get the plus sign. Thinking it might be the actual keyboard itself thats causing the problem I plugged my MB into my KVM switch and used a standard windows keyboard and....I get the exact same results.

    Any ideas???
  2. Infinity macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    Perth, Australia
    You say it works when you you use shift key... First thought would be is the "=" assigned to something in the keyboard preferences? either by someone or software?
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Have you recently installed anything such as remapping software that could be traced to the problem? Did it start happening after you installed something?
  4. der47 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    No, I had not installed anything recently. I sent into System Preferences and I reset the keyboard shortcuts just in case but that did help. If another application was remapping it would it have to be running for the remapping to take affect? Also, would resetting the shortcuts have an affect on it?
  5. der47 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    AHHHH! My problem is fixed. My daughter reassigned the equal key to active the text to speech feature. She figured, Hey....who ever uses the equal key anyway?

    I guess it might be time to get her her own MB :( or ..... make her use my windows laptop.

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